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Bigfat
08-25-2001, 07:44 PM
On my All-in-one G3(now a G4 with XLR8 400mhz ZIF), It boots into mac os 9.2 just fine, but when I select my os x partition to boot up into to, it still boots into 9. When I re-install os x, it boots into x, but as soon as I boot back into 9 it will stay in 9. I have reset the PRAM, and that didn't work. Its mac os x 10.0.3.

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--bigfat

lasvegas
08-26-2001, 12:09 AM
How are you selecting the Mac OS X partition? If you're using the Startup Disk control panel, check to verify that it's version 9.2.1 (Should be if you're running OS 9.2.1). There are other options to boot to the OSX partition. Each have pluses and drawbacks. They include Apple's System Disk, Ryan Rempel's Unsupported UtilityX (works on problem supported machines too!), directly via OpenFirmware and my favorite BootVariables (http://www.lvcm.com/lna/files/bootvars1.3b.sit). I made it available through my web site since it's so hard to find!

Now, how to use it! First you have to determine the SCSI bus(or IDE bus), Drive ID(or IDE ID) and partition number that your OSX is on. Then just open the utility and change the boot-device variable to reflect the desired boot device. Be sure and save your settings so you can load it easily in the future. As an example, my Miles2 card boots OSX using the string pci1/Initio,MilesU2W/@2,0:6 Where the SCSI bus is pci1/Initio,MilesU2W/, the SCSI ID (and LUN) is @2,0 and the partition is :6. Once saved, I don't have to remember what the settings are, I just double-click the file and Write it.

[This message has been edited by lasvegas (edited 26 August 2001).]

Bigfat
08-26-2001, 08:59 AM
Ok, so where can I find all these specifics about my OS X partition.

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--bigfat

lasvegas
08-26-2001, 03:23 PM
Probably the easiest way is to download Ryan Rempel's Unsupported UtilityX (http://eshop.macsales.com/OSXCenter/framework.cfm?page=UnsupportedUtilityX.html) and run it. Select your OSX drive and jot down the partition info Ryan shows in the window. You could probably get away with using this utility instead of BootVariables, but it writes patches into NvRAM that are not necessary on your machine. All you really need is that boot-device info.

Bigfat
08-26-2001, 03:34 PM
Just my luck, it quits out with an error type 2 when it tries to launch....

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--bigfat

lasvegas
08-26-2001, 04:14 PM
Took a bit of searching, but I finally found it! Download Apple's System Disk Utility (http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/English-North_American/Macintosh/System/Mac_OS_X/System_Disk_Utility.smi.bin) and run it. This version shows the Boot-Device info at the bottom of the window. I couldn't find the current version. I'll keep searching. Again, you can use this to boot into OS X, but it also sets that drive as your boot device making the Option-key trick to switch back to OS 9 a bit unreliable.



[This message has been edited by lasvegas (edited 26 August 2001).]

lasvegas
08-26-2001, 04:47 PM
Ah-hah! Found it! The best version of the System Disk utility is included in the Installer Tools folder of Ryan Rempel's Tools Package (http://eshop.macsales.com/OSXCenter/Download/UnsupportedInstructions.img.sit). You can Option-Double-Click your OS X drive in this version for all of the BootVariables info. Then just copy and paste into BootVariables to setup your settings document. You can ignore the rest of the files in that package. They don't apply to your system.

Hmmm¨÷ Looks like we now have every OS X Boot utility in this thread!

[This message has been edited by lasvegas (edited 26 August 2001).]

Bigfat
08-26-2001, 04:55 PM
Sytem Disk Utility worked just fine! thanks lasvegas, you're an extremly helpful person when it comes to fixing Bigfats problems http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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--bigfat

magician
08-27-2001, 09:22 PM
dang.

nice work.

all this stuff is now mirrored on the ftp site.

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